Looking for something to do this weekend with the whole family including your dog?
The Chicago Botanic Garden is one of my favorite North Shore destinations, but I always wish that I could bring my dog to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. This Saturday, October 29 is her lucky day, because for two hours, the garden will be open to dogs for the annual Spooky Pooch Parade. Bring fido and the whole family for an afternoon of fun including a dog costume contest, nonprofits sharing info and local pet shops selling the latest in canine chic. Costume contest prizes include a subscription to FIDO Friendly magazine, gift certificates to Carriage Hill Kennels, Sugar’s Paw House and North Shore Pet Chef, a photography package from Sutton Studios, Planet Dog leashes and hats and tennis balls (the greatest thing ever, as far as my silly rescue pup is concerned).
Bring your pup, enjoy the changing foliage and crisp fall air, and take in all of the natural beauty of the North Shore. While you’re in the neighborhood, check out my listing on Judson, it’s the single best deal on the Shore right now in the heart of Ravinia. It’s a beautiful area year round, but Fall in Highland Park takes my breath away every single year, without fail.